How to make landing page in your Facebook fan page?

Facebook has now become a really important platform and social media site for WordPress bloggers to expand their networking and get quality incoming traffics.

It is because, rather just having personal Facebook profile, we can also make a fan page for our WordPress blog which our readers can join and interact with us. Therefore, instead of mixing fans from different sites to one personal Facebook profile, we can separate them up into groups based on interest.

So, it would be easy for us to build relationship and post something which will only suit our Facebook fan’s interest and needs.

Make full use of Facebook fan page

Due to the flexibility that Facebook offers through the development of applications, we can expand our Facebook fan page towards different kind of directions. For this post, I will guide you how you can use one of its application i.e Facebook Static FBML to build a landing page for your Facebook fan page.

For those who never use this application, this application will let you to bring html element into your Facebook fan page. Therefore, you can put in images, forms and links into the fan page which is the important elements of good landing page.

By having landing page, you can easily ‘influence’ your readers to subscribe your blog or newsletters, promote the best sections of your WordPress blog and promote them to join you in other social networking sites such as Twitter.

With this tutorial, I am going to show you how can you let the landing page to appear first instead of the fan page’s wall when someone comes from your fan page’s link. To give you rough overview, image below is my landing page for my latest project – Kissing Crust’s fan page.

The steps are…

Actually the steps that you have to take to create landing page for your Facebook is simple. You just need to follow below steps.

First, after you have formed your Facebook page, you have to go to its “Edit Page” section to install the Facebook Static FBML application.

Then, you have to go straight to the end of the page and you will find ‘More applications’ section which will recommend to you application that you will probably interested with. Usually, there will be Facebook Static FBML application.

Then, click on it.

You will be directed to the application page. At the side of the application’s page, you have to click on the ‘Add to my Page’ to install the Facebook Static FBML application into your fan page.

After you have installed the application, you need to edit the application and put in your html code for your landing page. You can find the edit link in the ‘Edit Page” section.

For me, for the image that I put in the FBML page I designed using free open source editing software – GIMP and then, I uploaded them into my WordPress’s blog.

For the arrangement, I simply use table function in the ‘Add new post’ page. In case you don’t have the table function, you probably have not install TinyMCE Advanced plugin in your WordPress blog.

After you satisfy with its arrangement and design, you just need to simply copy the html and paste it into the FBML box.

After you have decided the name and saved the changes that you have made in the Static FBML page, you need to head to ‘Edit Page’ section again but for the last time. Click on the Wall settings and change the ‘View Settings’ for ‘Default Landing Tab for Everyone Else’.

There will a drop down menu that lists all of your Facebook fan page’s tabs. You have to select the tab that have the name of your Static FBML page that you named earlier on.

By selecting that page, the Static FBML page will be the first that appears in your Facebook Fan Page instead of your wall.

And now, you have your own landing page for your WordPress blog’s fan Page. The steps are easy and straight forward right?

Your thoughts and opinions…

Do you have Facebook fan page for your WordPress blog? Does it help you to build closer relationship with your readers?

And what do you think about this tutorial? It is important for WordPress bloggers to know it?

Feel free to share thoughts and opinions. I am eager to know more about it.

19 Responses to How to make landing page in your Facebook fan page?

  1. Great tutorial! I am in my way to create an fan page for my blog and this tutorial surely help me to create great landing page for it.

  2. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Hi Dana,

    Great to see you again in Huzzer Magazine.

    Good to know that this tutorial has helped you. Feel free to share your fan page once the landing page is ready. Everybody should be interested in seeing your landing page.

    And if you find really helpful, it would be great if you can share with others too 😉

    Hope to see you again soon.

  3. ariff says:

    I guess my blog is still small, not suitable for me to create a fan page for that.

    Being friends with my readers is better I guess =)

  4. Mike says:

    Dana, have you finished your landing page yet? I’d like to see it.

  5. Kushal Chap says:

    i would be interested to know it looks as well

  6. Kushal Chap says:

    I would be happy having 1 friend not sure who would want to be my fan yet.

  7. Kushal Chap says:

    This is more suited toward bigger blogs. And i am definetly not one of them

  8. Mike says:

    i do see a benefit in doing this. it makes your fan page a little more effective especially if you have a welcome text on it. I still think fbook needs to notify fan page owners of new page members.

  9. ariff says:

    I’ve seen some personal blogs having thousands of fans on FB. It’s amazing to see how a person could influence people by just writing about their daily lives

  10. ariff says:

    New member notification would be a great feature for fan pages

  11. Kushal Chap says:

    That is really an amazing suggestion. Too bad, i don’t think facebook is gonna do it though 🙁

  12. Mike says:

    They may the only problem is there is no real forum for sugesstions to them

  13. jonathan lee says:

    must used wordpress to do this?

    because i dont actually know how word press work ==”

  14. Helmi Asyraf (admin) says:

    Actually you does not have to use WordPress. The part that I talked about WordPress is only to make the process easier..that’s all.

    You can simply use normal html editor such as nvu to design the page and maybe use free photo hosting service such as photobucket for the picture.

    Hope this will help. Cheers!

  15. lex says:

    thanks for the great tutorial, working on a charity website and have been searching for the tools to update their FB landing page! Hoping this should do the trick-

  16. Thanks for the great info on this site. Social Media, in particular Facebook really rocks. Geting a fanpage setup is great but do you have any tips to getting even more fans quickly? Regards Mark

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  18. Pero says:

    I prefer using the Iframe application tab, it gives me more options from the coding perspective 😉

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